Essentials: Kinbaku LuXuria Takate-kote

History, Functionality, Body Handling and Aesthetics of the 3rd rope

The Takate-kote (TK, or Box-Tie, Gote Shibari, …) is one of the most common and fascinating techniques in Japanese Bondage. The principles and patterns come from Hojo-Jutsu and were used in feudal Japan for the effective control and presentation of prisoners. Since then, there have been many evolutionary steps to make the bondage safe and applicable for erotic play. In this workshop we will follow this evolution and introduce different construction principles that result from different intentions or applications. Not every TK suits every suspension. We go into details about the TK of Kinbaku-LuXuria / Riccardo Wildties. We will also present variations of the third rope for Seme-nawa. The main focus of this workshop will necessarily be technical, but as always, we also emphasise movement, control, (non-verbal) communication and handling of the tied partner.

This is a practical workshop, you will tie a lot.

Flyer Takate-kote, Gote shibari, TK, Box Tie workshop with Discover Kinbaku in Studio 6x6 in Berlin Moabit
Get the essential Takate-kote for Seme-nawa

Who is it for?

This workshop is for couples (of all age and gender constellation) who already have experiences in Japanese-inspired bondage, already know one TK / box-tie, and would like to deal with the Kinbaku LuXuria Takate Kote in all depth. This prepares you for the Kinbaku LuXuria Naka Ryo I workshops and our workshops in the „Elements of Seme-nawa“ system.
This workshop is also designed for people who want to convert from another style as well as everyone who like to repeat and train the muscle memory.

Results and Benefits

… as a Rigger

  • getting familiar with the construction principles of the Kinbaku LuXuria Takate Kote
  • quickly building up solid technical skills by repeating and learning the same principles from different perspectives
  • getting enabled for use of this TK in semi- and full suspensions with torsion load
  • mastering creative adaptions of the 3rd rope for constructive and aesthetic purpose
  • focusing on contact, intimacy and eroticism whilst mastering techniques

… as a Rope-Bottom

  • bringing attention to your body, to your feelings and sensations
  • developing the sense of your Center as a basecamp for your exploration in ropes
  • gaining confidence in reading your own body signals when it comes to detecting potential nerve damages
  • experiencing the influence of good technique on your sensations in TK

Formalities

  • 4 hrs hands-on training, with breaks
  • Tea, coffee, and cold drinks are provided
  • Location: Studio 6×6, Berlin-Moabit (detailed address comes with confirmation)
  • Language: English / German

Contribution: 90 € per couple, to be paid in advance

Dates

Dates to be announced soon ==> Pre-Registration

Bring along: comfortable, flexible clothing and at least 6 jute ropes, 5 or 6 mm, 7 – 7.6 m long

==> Notes for participants

Content:

History & Functionality * Sitting position * Bondage without rope: positioning the arms * Safety: avoiding nerve damage * Simple Hojo-Jutsu Ties * Advantages and disadvantages of different construction principles of a box tie * The Kinbaku LuXuria variant: Intention and execution * Construction principles & variants of third rope * Attaching Tsuri-lines * Control and Flow

FAQ

 I am a total beginner in the rope. Is the workshop suitable for me?

This essentials Workshop is not suitable for total beginners, the right workshop for beginners is “From Zero to Patterns & Play“. In order to be able to participate really intensely and also to achieve the maximum effect for you, you should have already had first practical experience with simple chest harnesses.

I don’t have a partner. Can I still participate?

The workshop is consciously designed for couples. Even if you do not have a fixed partner yet – this is Berlin! Put an ad in the usual suspects’ platforms and there will surely be someone who wants to share the experience with you.

Is switching allowed?

Switching is not “prohibited”, but the program is designed so that there will be no time to do the exercises twice in a time-slot. We do not want the non-switchers to get bored … Since the principles are repeated in different exercises, you can, of course, do the exercises alternating if both partners want to actively learn.

We always have problems with the TK, especially in suspension. Will we find a solution?

We will try to address the problems individually. Placement and tension distribution of the layers can often have a great influence on how the TK feels in the suspension. There are also anatomical factors, flexibility of the shoulder joints, etc. as well as psychological effects that sometimes cause problems with the TK, completely independent of the design.